Black out hits CBN, Army headquarters as thugs attack Abuja powerline
Government establishments including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Army Headquarters in Abuja have been hit by a total blackout after vandals attacked some networks of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).
This was revealed in announcement by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) stating that some vandals had attacked some of the distribution networks, affecting some key places in the Central Business District (CBD) of the nation’s capital.
Aside the CBD, some parts of Lifecamp Round-about in Abuja were also said to be affected.
Top offices located in the affected areas include the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Women Development Centre, Army Defence College, Army headquarters, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), NICON Luxury Hotel, Federal Ministry of Finance headquarters, and up to Sahad Stores (Area 11 – Garki).
For the vandalism at the Lifecamp Round-about, AEDC said the areas affected are Bellavue 1 and 2 Estate, Police Estate and Enoch Estate.
The distribution company however revealed that their Engineers are working on to restore the power supply in a short time.
“Our engineers are currently at both sites working to restore normal supply soonest. We sincerely regret any inconveniencies and appeal for understanding,” the power firm said on Sunday evening.